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Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi’s health condition deteriorates due to post-COVID complications

The 86-year old veteran Congress politician, who was on Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV) since he was admitted at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on November 2 due to post-COVID complication

The doctors will also attempt a dialysis. However, the next 48-72 hours are very critical and we are doing everything possible," he said.

COVID-19 infection offers protection from reinfection for at least 6 months: Study

This is really good news because we can be confident that, at least in the short term, most people who get COVID-19 won't get it again, said Professor David Eyre of the University of Oxford's Nuffield

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Central team on Gujarat visit as COVID-19 cases surge

As cases mounted, authorities have clamped a curfew in Ahmedabad between 9 pm on November 20 and 6 AM on November 23. Besides, night curfews between 9 pm and 6 am will remain in force in Vadodara, Sur

The number of new cases is not that much which will scare us," he added.

Russia ready to provide other countries with Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, says Vladimir Putin

Russia's President Vladimir Putin told G20 leaders on Saturday that Russia was ready to provide its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to other countries who need it.

Russia is also preparing its second and third vaccine, Putin said, adding that creation of vaccine portfolio was "our common goal".

Air quality improves but remains in ‘poor’ category in Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Faridabad

Presence of pollutant PM 2.5 also remained high in the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The average AQI on Thursday was 305 in Ghaziabad, 207 in Noida, 315 in Greater Noida, 255 in Faridabad and 284 in Gurgaon.

G-20 summit opens with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman urging united response to Coronavirus pandemic

King Salman urged G-20 leaders to provide support to developing countries in a coordinated manner.

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West Bengal govt to come out with guidelines on COVID-19 follow-up treatment

Depending on their present health parameters after recovering from COVID-19, the department would divide them into two groups and continue the necessary treatment for a period of at least two months,

In the recent past, many of those cured of coronavirus in the state have lost their lives due to acute respiratory distress syndrome or cardiac ailments.

Country has rallied behind PM Modi in fight against COVID-19: Amit Shah

Patting the Tamil Nadu government over its effective handling of the situation under the Palaniswami-Panneerselvam leadership, he said it was duly implementing the various instructions of the Centre o

Not just the government and its machinery, but the entire 130 crore people were fighting against the pandemic, he said at a state government function here.

Delhi COVID situation: Officials to ensure home isolation norms strictly followed; RT-PCR testing capacity raised to 37,000 per day

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a blood donation camp in the city and said donating blood is a great virtue which has health benefits too.

There have been some instances where coronavirus patients under home isolation were found not following the norms.

COVID-19: Goa govt to study SOPs to monitor travellers from Delhi

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said he has written to the state health secretary asking him to consult his counterpart in Maharashtra about steps taken for peo

"We don't have to take harsh steps, but we have to see what SOPs are put in place at airports. We need to see whether an additional facility is required at the airport and how people coming from Delhi can be managed," the minister said. A workable and smoothly monitored system needs to be in place, he said.

UP: 24 new COVID-19 deaths, toll rises to 7,524

Briefing reporters here, Additional Chief Secretary Medical and Health Amit Mohan Prasad said that in the past 24 hours 2,326 fresh cases were reported from the state.

"So far, 4,93,228 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease in the state. The recovery rate stands at 94.09 per cent." Prasad said.

Abnormalities in immune system’s T cells linked to severe COVID-19: Study

On the other hand, they said when some CD4+ T cells become highly activated, they become regulatory T cells which then act as brakes to inhibit T cell responses.

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13 crore COVID-19 tests done so far, cumulative positivity rate falling steadily: Health Ministry

According to the health ministry data updated at 8 am on Saturday, 46,232 people were found to be infected with COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours.

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Private hospitals charged exorbitant fees; spending on health abysmally low, says House panel

The National Health Policy 2017 has set a target of government expenditure on healthcare up to 2.5 per cent of GDP by 2025 from just 1.15 per cent in 2017.

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‘Doctor consultation for respiratory issues spikes  by 20% in polluted metros’

Among the non-metro cities, people belonging to Visakhapatnam, Jaipur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bhubaneshwar and Indore made the most queries.

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Singapore, Hong Kong to go ahead with air travel bubble

The flights will proceed on Sunday with an additional COVID-19 test for travellers from Hong Kong, Channel News Asia reported on Saturday. Singapore Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung told reporters that

South Africa open doors to Indian leisure travellers; Here are documents mandatory for travel

If the travellers fail to present medical test report they have to self-quarantine at their own cost.

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33 Probationary Bureaucrats test Covid +ve during Foundation Course at Mussorie Academy

LSBNAA is hosting 428 trainee officers currently who were selected for IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS through UPSC civil services examinations

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Unilever to introduce mouthwash formulation in India, claims to reduce 99.9 pc corona after rinsing

"Unilever has confirmed that preliminary lab test results show that mouthwash formulation containing CPC Technology reduces 99.9 per cent of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, after 30 second

The Indian Air Force was the first customer for the UV Warrior. The products are now being sold across India and being exported to Germany, Switzerland, Austria and UAE.

Covid-19: Mumbai hospitals to put aside WHO guidelines and continue use of Remdesivir

Maharashtra's Covid taskforce will later discuss the fresh WHO guidelines on treating Covid-19 in a meeting next week.

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COVID-19: Maharashtra eyes suspension of train, flight operations to Delhi

"Various measures are being discussed in order to curb the virus spread in the state, and suspension of train and flight operations to and from Delhi is one of them," Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar

Recent breakthroughs on COVID-19 vaccines offer ray of hope: UN chief Antonio Guterres

This week, global drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech said their COVID-19 vaccine candidate is 95 per cent effective, including in adults over 65 years of age.

Children battling COVID-19 seek emotional support through govt helpline

Over 400 such calls of children who suffered from coronavirus have been tackled by the NCPCR helpline since its inception in September, an official with the National Commission for Protection of Child

India enters crucial phase in fight against COVID-19; can’t let guard down at this juncture: Mukesh Ambani

The remarks come amid growing number of COVID-19 cases in certain pockets of the country, which has led authorities to re-introduce restrictions on movements like in the case of Ahmedabad and also mul

Maha Kumbh 2021 countdown begins: This is how Haridwar is gearing up for mega event

Haridwar Kumbh Mela will be held through January 14 till the end of April.

He said the decision to restore Har ki Pairi's status as being located on the banks of the Ganga is to honour public sentiment and that of the priests who worship the river as their mother.

46,232 new COVID-19 cases in India, tally reaches 90.50 lakh; death toll mounts to 1,32,726

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,50,597 with 46,232 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,32,726 with 564 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Delhi’s air quality improves marginally, but still in ‘poor’ category

The city's AQI was 263 at 9 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 296 on Friday. It was 283 on Thursday and 211 on Wednesday.

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